HSD "By the Numbers" - Spring Edition

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HSD Superintendent Steve Marshall has compiled another assortment of numbers that illustrate a portion of the exciting things that are going on inside Hockinson Schools. 

Dear Parents:

The final few months of the school year are an interesting time: As the number of remaining days decreases, the pace and intensity in our schools increases. As our schools organize end-of-year events, they are also wrapping up other important requirements and preparing for next year.

In my role, I receive a lot of different updates from programs across the HSD. I decided to collect and translate this information into a numerical format to give you a spring update to last winter’s “By the Numbers” report.

Here is a snapshot of some of the exciting things that are going on in Hockinson Schools:


Students who have signed up for the HHES after-school clubs this spring (LEGO, Nature Walk-Bird Watching, Cross Stitching, VEX Robotics). These clubs are facilitated by community and school volunteers.


Members of the HHS Equestrian Team who qualified for state competition at this weekend’s district meet.  The program also advanced 16 students in team events Freestyle (6+), Team Versatility, Two-Person Birangle, and Canadian Flags race!


Exact number of HMS parents who responded to the HMS Principal Input questionnaire. This input has been very helpful in the the principal evaluation and selection process. Families can expect an announcement this week.


Number of HSD parents who have responded to the 2023 HSD Communications Survey. It’s not too late to tell us how we are communicating. The survey will be open through Wednesday, April 26.


Percentage of HHS students involved in a spring sport.


Number of Boys Soccer participants in 2023. The team is currently 2nd in League!


Number of Boys Soccer participants in Spring 2021.


LED lamps replaced at HHES, District Office, and Community Center - over and above the thousands of lamps being replaced as part of the grant-funded energy projects at HHES and HHS. These efforts will lower energy costs and help us comply with the state’s new clean building standards.


Number of community volunteers who shared information on their careers with students at the recent HMS Career Fair.


Number Hockinson students for whom English is not their primary language and receive support through our multilingual program.


Percentage of students exiting our ML program who demonstrated proficiency in English-Language Arts - the top in Clark County!


Number of home HMS Track Meets this season - on Wed, 4/19 and Wed, 4/26. These are the first home meets since the school opened in 2017! 


Grade 8-10 Hockinson students who took the PSAT, up from 12 in 2022.


HHS students who recently took the STAMP (Standards-based Measurement of Proficiency)


Competency World Language credits earned.


Number of STAMP students who are eligible for a Seal of Biliteracy, a special state designation on their diplomas.


Number of HHS graduates in the Class of 2021. We recently completed a 2-year follow up study on this cohort of students. Here is what we learned:


Attending a 4-year college


Attending a 2-year college


Employed, not currently enrolled in post-secondary education


Attending a technical/apprenticeship program


Enlisted in the military 


Unable to contact


Shows for the HHS spring musical Beauty and the Beast: Thu, 5/11 - Sat, 5/13 and Thu, 5/18 - Sat, 5/20. Ticket information.


This number represents every student. We are working hard to provide every student with opportunities and activities that will enhance their school experience and, ultimately, prepare them for lifelong success.

As I shared in December, it is difficult to know of or attach a number to everything that happens in Hockinson Schools. Plus, as the old saying goes, “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” However, numbers tell part of the story in our schools. They also shine a light on areas of growth or improvement, which is critical because we know that these numbers equate to our purpose: HSD’s students.

I will close this message with another big “Thank You” to everyone who makes Hockinson a special place to live and the HSD a special place to learn. We could not offer many of these programs without the support of our levy, volunteers, and community. Your contributions help to lift our schools and students to new heights. 



Steve Marshall


Hockinson School District

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